Baltimore has faced its deadliest month since 1999 after 32 shootings left nine people dead this Memorial Day weekend.
Among the wounded was a 17-year-old boy shot in the arm and a 9-year-old boy shot in the leg, according to CBS Baltimore.
The violence began during the weekend and spilled into Monday, with two more people killed shortly after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) met with the Baltimore Police Department to discuss the violence, The Baltimore Sun reports.
The Sun reports there have been 35 homicides so far this month and 108 this year. By comparison, New York City — with a significantly higher population — has seen 115 murders this year.
Sco the Gamesman, along with Comedian Mike Epps and T.I.
The other day while strolling my Twitter feed, I started noticing R.I.P.’s and condolences sent to comedian/actor @Scobubble also known as “Sco the Gamesman”.
My heart began to race, “RIP?!” — I couldn’t search down his name fast enough to find out what had happened. I hadn’t seen or spoken to him in a while.
Apparently the larger than life comedian had lost his battle with cancer over the weekend. I was completely devastated upon hearing the news especially since I wasn’t aware that he had cancer.
I met “Sco” at Atlanta’s UPTOWN Comedy Corner club where he was a well loved staple and was known for his pimp-esque demeanor, street lingo and verbiage in his standup routines. Our first interaction was as if we had known one another for years, he reminded me of an uncle or the quintessential old school player from the hood. We were kindred spirits. I really took a liking to Sco and we always had a good time bantering back and forth at various social events as well as on social media.
I am absolutely heartbroken to know that Sco is no longer with us but I have no doubt he is in heaven keeping everyone entertained. He was an amazing guy, as real as they come.
My condolences go to his family. Anyone who knew Sco loved him. He was one of the last original OG’s left. He is already missed and VERY MUCH LOVED and ADORED!